For Immediate Release | Brad Armstrong's Dramatic Two-Disc Saga 'Starmaker' Arrives in Stores to Brisk Sales & Five-Star Reviews

Los Angeles, CA - (September 25th, 2015) - Filmmaker Brad Armstrong's 'Starmaker,' the anxiously-awaited follow up to his 2015 AVN Best Drama, Best Director and Best Screenplay winning release 'Aftermath,' arrived in stores this week to brisk sales and five-star reviews. Starring Wicked Girls Asa Akira and jessica drake, this exploration of Hollywood’s dark side is the crowning achievement of a year that has seen the contract director earning critical raves and high profile mainstream attention with such smash hits as the current AVN Editor’s Choice ‘Magic Mike XXX: A Hardcore Parody.’ AIP Daily’s critics have already given ‘Starmaker’ a perfect, five star review, applauding Mr. Armstrong’s choice of genre and continued growth as a filmmaker. “When Brad Armstrong directs a blockbuster release for Wicked, he doesn’t usually do thrillers,” AIP’s Christina notes. “The story is quite interesting and the twists make sense and work on their own!” She reserves equally high praise for the Wicked ladies, celebrating their fine acting and declaring their sex scene together as her favorite, observing succinctly, “the chemistry between jessica and Asa is off the charts!” She also applauds a later pairing of Ms. Akira and Kurt Lockwood for its high energy and palpable enthusiasm, calling it “raw and quite hot to boot!” The full review can be accessed online at http://aipdaily.com/2015/review-of-starmaker/. Veteran adult film critic Art Koch of NightMoves honored ‘Starmaker’ with the magazine’s highest accolade, a Five Star Feature review. “Once again Brad Armstrong hits the jackpot with his latest epic feature for Wicked Pictures,” his review begins. “With a fantastic cast headed by Asa Akira, jessica drake, Tommy Pistol and Armstrong, this story of Hollywood blackmail and sinister dealings has an edge of your seat quality. Get the awards ready for this exceptional film!" 'Starmaker' is the story of Mia (Asa Akira), a struggling actress who meets Jeremy (Tommy Pistol), an aspiring scriptwriter. Together, the two hatch a plan to blackmail famous movie producer Martin Anderson (Armstrong) by staging and secretly filming his illicit encounter with Mia. Martin caves in to their demands, but his no-nonsense, hard-as-nails wife Elise (jessica drake) is having none of it; she enlists the help of a hired thug (Kurt Lockwood) to put a stop to their scheme and make sure the story never makes it into the press. Shot and edited in 16×9 HD, the two-disc ‘Starmaker’ DVD package delivers dramatic performances and intense eroticism from such A-list performers as Kaylani Lei, Amia Miley, Courtney Taylor, Jeanie Marie Sullivan, Kalina Ryu and more. In addition to the 219 minute feature, which comes encased in deluxe gatefold packaging, the release also contains extensive behind-the-scenes footage, three Bonus Sex Scenes, a steamy photo gallery, trailers and other exclusive content. 'Starmaker.' It's the crime saga that will shock viewers. It's the thriller that will keep audiences riveted. It's the adult masterwork that will keep couples aroused. As Brad Armstrong says, "the script, the acting and the intense sex makes 'Starmaker' the complete package." The nation’s critics agree. To learn more please visit www.wicked.com. To view the SFW trailer, please visit http://www.wickedb2b.com/movies/star-maker?rating=supersoft&trailer=1080.mp4. About Starmaker: Award Winning Director Brad Armstrong follows up his Best Drama, Director, and Screenplay trifecta wins for his blockbuster hits AFTERMATH and UNDERWORLD with his latest Adult Saga STARMAKER. Mia (Asa Akira) is a struggling actress who meets Jeremy (Tommy Pistol) a wannabe scriptwriter. Together the two hatch a plan to blackmail Martin Anderson, (Brad Armstrong) a famous movie producer, by staging and secretly filming his illicit encounter with Mia. Martin caves in to their demands, but his no-nonsense, hard as nails wife Elise (jessica drake) is having none of it, and enlists the help of hired muscle (Kurt Lockwood) to put a stop to their scheme and make sure the story never hits the newsstands. STARMAKER is full of incredible performances from this A-List ensemble cast, as the viewer is plunged into the over-indulgent, sex-fueled world of Hollywood. In a town where secret deals, casting couches and double-crosses are the norm, nothing is ever as it seems. Everyone is focused on doing whatever it takes to make it, and all they’re looking for is that one big break. The only question is…. What would YOU do to be famous. About Wicked Pictures: Established in Canoga Park, California on March 1, 1993, Wicked Pictures was formed with a firm commitment to producing quality adult productions created specifically for women and couples, a decision the company has stayed true to for over twenty years, even when this mission has seemed at odds with prevailing economic trends. And after a health scare in 1998 led many companies to begin instituting policies of mandatory condom usage, Wicked is the only producer still safeguarding performers’ health by continuing to adhere to this policy over fifteen years later. Wicked continues to diversify its commitment to couples’ intimacy through such initiatives as the romance-driven Wicked Passions label, niche imprints like Wicked Comix and Wicked Fairy Tales, the AVN / XBIZ award-winning educational series “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” and the Wicked Sensual Care Collection of luxurious lubricants and enhancers. These forward-thinking ventures allow Wicked to explore new ground while staying true to its vision of producing quality adult entertainment and strengthening its appeal to women and couples. For further information, please visit Wicked online at www.Wicked.com, www.Facebook.com/WickedPicturesOfficial and www.Twitter.com/WickedPictures. Keywords: Wicked Pictures, Starmaker, Asa Akira, Tommy Pistol, Kalina Ryu, Kaylani Lei, jessica drake, Amia Miley, Courtney Taylor, Jeanie Marie Sullivan, Brad Armstrong, Kurt Lockwood, erotica, adult entertainment, porn, porn star, adult industry, XXX, passion, couples, sex, men, women, crime, thriller, revenge, blackmail, September 16, September 23, Hollywood ###